The request for this early voting crackdown was made by Robin Vos’ office a mere eight days after the election. [In These Times]
Lame-duck limits on early voting – and the arguments for them – resemble ones already rejected by a judge
The lawsuit that resulted in the earlier limits being struck down was brought by two liberal groups. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
Tensions are running high in state politics as Governor Scott Walker considers a package of bills passed in a special legislative session. [WMTV-TV]
A 2011 lawsuit filed by One Wisconsin [Institute] resulted in a federal judge striking down Wisconsin Republicans’ attempts to suppress the vote. [the Guardian]
‘It’s a hot mess’: Tony Evers urges Scott Walker to veto GOP lame duck proposals limiting his powers on ‘Meet the Press’
Ross was especially critical of a provision in the plans to limit early voting to two weeks. It has been as much as six weeks. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
Scot Ros told Gousha that Republicans are "attacking early voting" and defying the judge's order in the 2016 case. [Wisconsin State Journal]
Power Grabs in Wisconsin and Michigan. Guest 1: Analiese Eicher, Program Director, One Wisconsin Now. [Progressive Voices Network]
One Wisconsin Now says Republicans are attacking access to voting by placing new limits on early voting. [WISN-TV]
One Wisconsin Institute has signaled it may rekindle its legal fight against the early voting restrictions. [Wisconsin State Journal]
"They have hidden behind closed doors and in secret to conspire and contrast a direct assault on the peaceful transition of power." [WISC-TV]
In 2016, One Wisconsin Now filed a lawsuit after Republican’s tried a similar measure to curtail early voting. [WKOW-TV]
The liberal group One Wisconsin Now tweeted Wednesday that it was already in consultation with attorneys. [Wisconsin Watchdog]
"More than 565,000 people early voted in the November 2018 election. Record-setting early voting is not an emergency -- it's democracy," [Center for Media and Democracy]
The attorney for the organization that filed the lawsuit, One Wisconsin Institute, has vowed to challenge the latest restriction. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
One Wisconsin Now ... said it would likely sue over the new cap, too, after the bill is signed. [Capital Times]
Winners and losers: Vos and Fitzgerald get what they want, plus a public outcry, in lame-duck session
One Wisconsin Now ... sound like they are chomping at the bit to challenge the grab bag of GOP goodies. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
Others, including the liberal group One Wisconsin Now, have indicated they plan to file lawsuits over the proposals [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
Republicans are thumbing their noses at a federal judge's order and we are conferring with our counsel about next steps. [WTMJ-TV]
One Wisconsin Institute is considering challenging the new early voting restrictions. [Isthmus]
Analiese Eicher said the liberal advocacy organization is willing to take any legal action necessary. [WKOW-TV]
While Wisconsin Slept Republicans Rejected Will of Voters and Worked Against Orderly Transition of Power
While Wisconsin slept last night, Republicans worked behind closed doors on schemes to reject the results of the November 2018 midterm elections.
“Republicans like Robin Vos and Scott Fitzgerald want to end that because they think the problem with these elections was that too many people voted.” [Capital Times]
"The underlying theme though that it's just incredibly disrespectful to the 2.6 million-plus voters who cast a ballot in this most recent election.” [Public News Service]
A federal court ruling in the voting rights case struck down racially-motivated restrictions on early voting imposed by Wisconsin Republicans.
Republicans believe they lost the November election because too many people voted here, and are trying to undo the results of the vote. [the Guardian]
One Wisconsin Now said the Republican’s latest effort shows they “refuse to accept the results of the 2018 elections” and are worried about large voter turnout. [Associated Press]
GOP-held state legislatures in Wisconsin and Michigan are trying to limit new Democratic governors’ powers
“It is clearly partisan, and it’s motivated by results of the election. It’s a sore loser session,” One Wisconsin Now, told The Fix. [Washington Post]
Republicans “are trying to undo the results of the November 2018 elections...” Scot Ross, director of One Wisconsin Now, said in a Monday press call. [Talking Points Memo]
Eight Days After November Election Republican Assembly Leader Robin Vos Requested New Restrictions on Early Voting
Robin Vos and his fellow Republicans are playing with legal fire as they keep trying to rig the rules on voting to give themselves an unfair advantage.
Josh Kaul is warning Republican efforts to strip some of his authority are likely to embroil Wisconsin in a legal battle. [Wisconsin State Journal]
Over the weekend, an attorney for the liberal group One Wisconsin Institute said it would bring a legal challenge to the limit on early voting if it passes. The group successfully struck down a similar limit in 2016. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
A federal lawsuit, One Wisconsin Institute, et. al. v. Thomsen, resulted in their efforts being struck down. [Patch]
Changes to early voting, Wisconsin presidential primary would cost taxpayers millions under GOP plan
Democratic attorneys Marc Elias and Bruce Spiva have promised to bring a legal challenge to the early voting limit if it passes. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
Testimony on Assembly Bills 1071, LRB 6077 and other legislation including efforts to restrict early voting
Today we are asking that you reject the proposals contained in these bills to reinstate unnecessary and unconstitutional limits on early voting.
The Wisconsin GOP is set to make an unprecedented power grab to enhance their powers and limit Governor-elect Evers. [WRRD-AM]
After Raucous Hearing, Bills To Restrict Early Voting, Curtail Evers’ Powers Move To Full Legislature
A lawyer for the liberal One Wisconsin Institute warned against the provision of the bill that restricts early voting, saying it would be challenged in court. [Wisconsin Public Radio]
Scot Ross who is currently involved in a lawsuit challenging Wisconsin’s voting requirements, chastised the proposal. [Wisconsin State Journal]
Elias represented an affiliate of One Wisconsin Now in the case that resulted in the 2016 decision striking down previous limits to early voting. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
Analiese Eicher which has successfully sued the state over its voting laws, said she was "shocked but not surprised" GOP lawmakers introduced the plan. [Wisconsin Public Radio]
Scot Ross released the following statements and information on reported attacks on early voting planned by Republicans in their lame duck legislative session.
Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Institute, which brought the lawsuit, issued a statement saying Republicans are trying to "rig" election rules. [Associated Press]
Wisconsin Republicans Want to Close Early Voting Sites for Weeks in Desperate Move to Clamp Down on Voters in Lameduck Session
A similar early voting clampdown was found unconstitutional and "pretextual" in a sweeping opinion in U.S. District Court, One Wisconsin Institute v. Thomsen. [MAL Contends]
This Republican gang has shown time and again they have no shame when it comes to rigging the rules to give themselves an unfair partisan advantage.
We and our legal counsel will be vigilant in monitoring what the Republicans attempt to do with state laws on voting in this lame duck session.
Voters turned out in record numbers and they handed a mandate to the Democrats who swept every statewide race on the ballot.
GOP Blames Voters Voting for Electoral Defeats, Proposes Plan to Limit Participation in 2020 State High Court Race
Republicans appear to have settled on an explanation for why they lost every statewide race on the ballot in the November 6 elections: Too many voters voted.
Analiese Eicher noted Republicans fought plans to hold special elections this year and complained about the cost of past recall elections. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
“The record turnout in this election shows voters vote, when given the opportunity to vote,” said Analiese Eicher, Program Director at One Wisconsin Now. [Milwaukee Independent]
Winner: One Wisconsin Now and Josh Kaul: The historically high early voting in Milwaukee and Madison were key to the victory of Kaul and Evers. [Urban Milwaukee]
Wisconsin voters turned out in record numbers for the 2018 midterm election sending the clear message that voters vote, when given the opportunity to vote.